The Webheads online chat class, Nov 11
- Hi everyone,
As you know, YahooGroups lost our group data a week or so ago. Now
there are no longer any automatic reminders of Webheads online chat
classes each Sunday noon GMT. However, the text of that reminder is
This Sunday Nov 11 we have something special planned. As you probably
know, webheads are giving a presentation at the ELT Online Conference
(ELToc). Not only that, we are invited to attend the keynote speech on
that day. The speech is by Dave Sperling. Dave is famous worldwide for
his ESL Cafe at http://www.eslcafe.com Dave will be talking from noon
to 12:50 GMT.
To listen, here's what you do:
At noon GMT, go to http://www.eltoc.com/
In the left hand frame, click on Conference Area
Here you are prompted for a user name and password
Here's what you write ...
User Name: webheads
You are now on this page: http://www.eltoc.com/conf/index.shtml
Find the word 'presentations' in the first paragraph and click there
You will arrive at: http://www.eltoc.com/conf/timetable.shtml
Look in the second table for November 11. Find the first presentation:
12noon-12.50 Keynote address by Dave Sperling (ESL Cafe)
Click on: Join keynote speech now
This will open a new window. In the bottom frame, join the Multicity
chat. Wait for the moderator to tell you to click on the text at left
that says to listen to the speech. This will open Windows Media
Player. Be sure you have that installed on your computer.
When Dave's speech is over, close the window. You will find that
http://www.eltoc.com/conf/timetable.shtml is still open. Look at the
second presentation for Nov 11, and in Room 2 you will see:
1.00-1.50 Presentation 2p: Webheads in Action: Community formation
online and its role in language learning, Mr. Vance Stevens, Mr. Michael
Coghlan, Mr. John Steele
Click on: View/join presentation now
Here again, you can join the chat and click on where it says listen
Windows Media Player. You can hear me there talking about the Webheads
You can preview the presentation at this address:
Go on to Slide 1 to see what we will likely do during the presentation.
People at the conference will be in the chat areas for the conference.
They have had to pay to come there. Webheads are being allowed in free
for a limited time. If you come to the conference chats, please talk to
the people in the chat about Webheads.
People at the conference are also being encouraged to come out and meet
you at Tapped In, Yahoo Messenger, and perhaps Homestead. At Yahoo
Messenger, voice chat will not work if you are also listening to me talk
in Windows Media Player. However, our web cams should work. If you
have a web cam, please turn it on for the participants (and for each
If you don't wish to attend the conference, you can meet in the usual
places: Tapped In and Yahoo chat. I will try to have a computer
connected to the Tapped In and Yahoo voice chats as usual. If you
arrive at these chats, you can meet with us almost as usual.
As usual, the idea for Webheads Chaos Navigators is to try and be in as
many places as we can be all at once. However, if you are comfortable in
just one or two places, then go there and we will find you.
If you have any questions about how to reach us I should be in the usual
places and I can help you reach the conference if you wish to attend.
All the best,